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Police blotter

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office


• A woman on the 11500 block of Via Vista reported at 10:58 a.m. that people kept calling her son on his cell phone and screaming at him. She said her son had no idea who these people were and that she was changing the telephone number.

• A man on the 13300 block of Red Dog Road reported at 12:11 p.m. that his front door had been kicked in and some items stolen from the home.


• A gate on the 17700 block of Maple Way was reported vandalized at 9:39 a.m.

• Tires were reportedly stolen from a vehicle at 11:05 a.m. The theft took place at a storage facility on Pleasant Valley Road.

• At 6:47 p.m., a woman on the 16600 block of Sharon Way reported that she was involved in a fight with her ex-boyfriend earlier in the day. She said she had locked herself in the bedroom and that the man knocked the door down. The woman said she tried to call police but the man ripped the phone out of the wall and then physically assaulted her.

Later, deputies found and arrested Troy Curtis Whitney, 28, of Grass Valley, on suspicion of damaging a telephone line, battery on a noncohabitant with whom he had a previous relationship and false imprisonment.

• At 10:06 p.m., a caller on Lakeshore North, in Lake of the Pines, reported that cultism and molestations were occurring and then hung up on the deputy.

Grass Valley

Police Department


• At 9 a.m., a caller in the 900 block of West Main Street reported her Toyota Rav4 was keyed sometime during the previous night.

• At 10:34 a.m., a caller at Memorial Park reported that about one hour prior, he saw a man in a green car try to get a juvenile into the car and then drive toward Colfax. Police talked to the caller and the juvenile and were told that the man was in his 30s, and wearing a white Oakland Raiders shirt and baseball cap. The man had dark skin and the car was a mid-90s model. The juvenile said that the man asked him if he could see the boy’s bicycle, and if he could, he would give the boy a ride in his car.

• A caller on the 300 block of North Church Street reported that a juvenile, wearing all black clothes, threw a rock through a window and ran off toward downtown.

California Highway Patrol


• Joshua Andrew Voelz, 19, of Grass Valley, was arrested on suspicion of breaking probation, driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of illegal weapons, possession of a controlled substance, transporting or selling a controlled substance and driving with a suspended license.

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